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FRAZIER NAMED PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN
West Virginia center Zach Frazier has been named a Preseason All-American. Walter Camp Football selected Frazier for their preseason Second Team. The Fairmont native also earned honors from Walter Camp last season, making their 2021 All-American Second Team.
Frazier has started on the offensive line for the Mountaineers for the past two seasons and is expected to return to the starting center spot this year. Last season he tallied 63 knockdown blocks, 30 “great blocks,” and only allowed three sacks on 895 offensive snaps in 13 games. Frazier also had 10 games without a missed assignment for the WVU o-line.
FOOTBALL RECRUITING NEWS
The West Virginia football program gained its sixth commitment in the past week, with the addition of offensive lineman Johnny Williams IV from Macon, Georgia. Head coach Neal Brown and the Mountaineers were able to beat out Georgia, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, Miami, Florida State, Duke, North Carolina State, Virginia, and multiple other schools to get the 17th player in their class of 2023.
TOP 20 PROGRAM
The West Virginia cross country/track and field team finished the 2021-22 season as the #16 program in the country. The ranking is the result of the Mountaineers’ 21st place finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships and 37th place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
WEST VIRGINIA ROUNDUP
- Former West Virginia pitcher Alek Manoah is one of professional baseball’s top young stars.
- Former West Virginia men’s basketball coach John Beilein will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame this year.
AROUND THE BIG 12
- The Big 12 Conference has named Brett Yormark, Roc Nation chief operating officer and co-CEO, as its new commissioner.
AROUND THE NCAA
- The ACC is eliminating divisions and will focus football scheduling on maintaining rivalries annually.
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